Design

3 Portland Swimming Pools to Drool Over

Sorry: they're all private.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Winning Finds

Fizzy Cold Brew to Perfect Picnic Blankets, the Best Local Stuff for a Lazy River Day

Headed to the water? Pick up these essentials first.

07/10/2017 By Eden Dawn

Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Pear of Kings

Harry & David Pears Are Picked in August and Taste Perfect in November. How?

Here's how the Medford mail-order company cheats the calendar.

07/10/2017 By Meagan Nolan

History

40 Years Ago, Pelé Played His Last Game—Ever—in Portland

In 1977, the Brazilian soccer star bowed out in the Rose City.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Tall Boy

Meet the Portland Guy Who Invented PBR’s Hipster Cred

Matt Slessler is "national brand ambassador" for Pabst Blue Ribbon. How'd he score the sweet gig?

07/10/2017 By Jason Cohen

PDX Index

A Brief History of Bizarro Phenomena in Oregon's Skies

Sure, the Great American Eclipse is coming. But that's not all our state has seen.

07/10/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Dispatch

Oregon Braces for the Great American Eclipse

Can our state handle the cosmic frenzy that's about to break loose?

07/10/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Editor's Note

From the Editor: We All Deserve Some Time on the Beach

Let us wander toward the rolling surf and setting sun.

07/10/2017 By Zach Dundas

Body Talk

We Asked Portland Doctors to Tackle Five Summer Safety Myths

Does the river keep me hydrated? Is it too hot to run? Should I stop drinking so much iced coffee?

07/10/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Restaurant Openings

Homegrown Smoker Opens Vegan Barbecue Restaurant in St. Johns

Head to the former Proper Eats space for seitan burgers, mac-'n'-cheese burritos, and tofu fish and chips.

07/07/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Beach Life

Portland Made a Beach—with Sand!

It's under the Marquam Bridge, it has a sandy shore, and you can swim here through early September.

07/07/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Beer

Get Ready for August's Total Eclipse with an Insane Beer Festival

On August 5, Portland Monthly throws a beer bash for the astronomical event of the century (barring an asteroid or doomsday solar flare).

07/06/2017 By Marty Patail

Music

Perfume Genius Talks Fashion, Feminine Energy, and Touring Under Trump

We caught up with the chamber-pop sensation and style icon ahead of his Revolution Hall show.

07/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 6–9

Ron Funches! Mississippi Street Fair! David Lynch retrospective! Oodles of Wookiees! Get after it.

07/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Meagan Nolan

Food Event Spotlight

Acclaimed Chef Matt Lightner Teams Up with Langbaan for Dinner July 26

The former Castagna chef—a double Michelin star holder—jumps into the kitchen of Portland’s Thai hot spot for a night of intrigue. This could be the dinner of 2017.

07/05/2017 By Karen Brooks

Get Out

The Insider’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Rafting in Oregon

From epic backpacking treks to essential river trips to top-notch campground tips, here’s how to get outside this summer.

06/30/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Camping Guide

18 Must-Visit Oregon State Parks

We've got your next basecamp for everything from QT with your canine to the whole (human) wolfpack, breezy disc golf getaways to blissful backcountry treks.

06/30/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Ketzel Levine and John Shewey

The City's Best

Portland's Top Places to Shop

From midcentury furniture to locally designed suits, the best of Portland’s thriving indie retail world awaits you.

06/30/2017 Edited by Eden Dawn

The City's Best

7 Can't-Miss Portland Bars

Our impressive annual rainfall inspires an equally remarkable drinking scene. Begin imbibing here.

06/30/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler